THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES THE NOMINEES FOR THE 37th ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS

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CBS’ Verne Lundquist to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award 

Nominees to be Honored During the May 10th Ceremony
At Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P Rose Hall

 

New York, NY – March 31, 2016 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 37th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards.

“The evolution of sports television and the technologies that enhance the viewer’s ability to experience each game continue to amaze us,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “The world of sports television grows larger with each passing year and who better encompasses that diverse sphere than this year’s lifetime achievement honoree, Verne Lundquist, who over his more than 40 years of broadcast experience has covered the Olympics, golf, football, basketball, swimming, diving, boxing, soccer, horse racing and just about every other sport known to man! This year’s nominees continue to raise the bar and our gala promises to be an exciting evening for our 200 nominees and the world of sports television.”

“What a year in sports: a Triple Crown winner (at last), a dramatic World Series, the changing of the guard at the Masters and a hard-fought upset in the Super Bowl, just to name a few highlights,” said Steve Ulrich, Senior Vice President of the Sports Emmy Awards.  “These great milestones, along with some evocative work from the sports documentary community are the hallmarks of this year’s entries.”

Nominations were announced in 40 categories including Outstanding Live Sports Special, Live Sports Series and Playoff Coverage, three Documentary categories, Outstanding New Media, Outstanding Play-by-Play Announcer and Studio Host, among others. The Awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s prestigious Frederick P. Rose Hall, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City.

Yangaroo, Inc. is the official provider of the Digital Media Distribution System Awards Management Solution (“DMDS”) for the submission, judging and voting of all categories for the 37th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. Accounting services for the competition are provided by the firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.

United Airlines is the official airline of the Daytime Emmy Awards and The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional, non-profit service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 15,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

 

For Press information, please contact: Paul Pillitteri, SVP, Communication/NATAS ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv

Sports Emmy® Awards Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sports-Emmy-Awards-1444642962442502/
Sports Emmy® Awards Twitter: https://twitter.com/sportsemmys

 

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2015 NBA All Star Saturday Night                                                                                    TNT

Super Bowl 50                                                                                                                    CBS

The 111th World Series                                                                                                       FOX
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The Masters                                                                                                                        CBS

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ESPN College Football                                                                                    ESPN/ABC

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                              FOX/FS1

NFL on FOX                                                                                                      FOX

Sunday Night Football                                                                                     NBC

Thursday Night Football                                                                                  CBS/NFL Network

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AFC Playoffs                                                                                                     CBS
          Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals;
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American League Championship Series                                                       FS1
          Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals

American League Division Series                                                                  FS1
          Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

NFC Championship                                                                                         FOX
          Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers

NFC Divisional Playoff                                                                                    NBC
          Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals

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                      OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS COVERAGE

All Access                                                                                                        Showtime
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Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao                                                                   Showtime
          Epilogue

NFL Turning Point                                                                                           NBCSN
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Spartan Race                                                                                                   NBC/NBCSN

 

UFC Fight Flashback                                                                                      FS2
          Mendes vs. McGregor                                                                            [UFC]

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30 for 30 Shorts                                                                                              ESPN
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30 for 30 Shorts                                                                                              ESPN
          Unhittable: Sidd Finch and the Tibetan Fastball                                 [ESPN Films]

Never Say Die: Jason Day                                                                             YouTube
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SC Featured                                                                                                    ESPN
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              OUTSTANDING LONG SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

30 for 30                                                                                                 ESPN
          Four Falls Of Buffalo                                                                    [ESPN Films/NFL Films]

30 for 30                                                                                                 ESPN
          I Hate Christian Laettner                                                              [ESPN Films]

30 for 30                                                                                                 ESPN
          Of Miracles and Men                                                                     [ESPN Films/Hock Films
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Back on Board: Greg Louganis                                                           HBO

 

Happy Valley                                                                                          A&E
                                                                                                                [Asylum Entertainment/
Passion Pictures]

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                     OUTSTANDING SERIALIZED SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

A Football Life                                                                                     NFL Network                                                                                                                                          [NFL Films]

All Access                                                                                            Showtime
          Mayweather vs. Berto

EPIX Presents: Road to the NHL Winter Classic                              EPIX
                                                                                                                [Ross Greenburg
Productions]

Hard Knocks                                                                                        HBO
          Training Camp with the Houston Texans                                  [NFL Films]

Jeremy Jones’ Higher                                                                        Outside Television
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                     OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – WEEKLY

College GameDay                                                                              ESPN
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Football Night in America                                                                 NBC

 

FOX NFL Sunday                                                                               FOX

 

Garbage Time with Katie Nolan                                                       FS1/FOXSports.com

 

Inside the NBA on TNT                                                                     TNT

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                    OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – DAILY

Inside the NBA on TNT                                                                     TNT

 

MLB on FOX Pregame Show                                                            FOX/FS1

 

MLB Tonight                                                                                       MLB Network

 

Road to the Final Four                                                                      tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV

 

World Cup Tonight                                                                            FS1 

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                 OUTSTANDING SPORTS NEWS ANTHOLOGY

E: 60                                                                                                   ESPN2

 

NFL Films Presents                                                                          FOX Sports 1                                                                                                                                          [NFL Films]

Outside The Lines                                                                             ESPN/ESPN2

 

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                     HBO

 

SC Featured                                                                                       ESPN

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                          OUTSTANDING SPORTS JOURNALISM

60 Minutes Sports                                                                             Showtime
          Gold Medal Factory                                                                  [CBS News]

E: 60                                                                                                   ESPN2
          Sepp Blatter’s FIFA

E: 60                                                                                                   ESPN2
          The Turf War

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                     HBO
          The Killing Fields: Hunting the Elephant into Extinction

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                     HBO
          Uncaged: Domestic Violence in MMA 

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                      OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE

College GameDay                                                                             ESPN
          Adam Griffith: Family Ties

E: 60                                                                                                   ESPN2
          Made in Dietrich

FOX Sports Live                                                                                            FOXSports.com
          Changing Lanes: The Siphiwe Baleka Story

Super Bowl Today                                                                                                                 CBS
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Team USA Awards                                                                                                         NBCSN
          David Brown & Jerome Avery

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                 OUTSTANDING LONG FEATURE

E: 60                                                                                                                                         ESPN2
          Ernie Johnson

E: 60                                                                                                                                         ESPN2
          Silent Night Lights

FOX Sports Live                                                                                                                        FS1
          Mr. 900: The Bill Fong Story

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                                                  HBO
          Blind Ambition: The Erik Weihenmayer Story

SportsCenter                                                                                                                          ESPN
          SC Featured – Miraculous: The Austin Hatch Story

 

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2015 Jimmy V Classic                                                                                                     ESPN
          Opening Tease

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015                                                                                     FS1
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The 141st Kentucky Derby                                                                                               NBC
          Opening Tease

Super Bowl 50                                                                                                                         CBS

 

The Masters                                                                                                                              CBS 

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            OUTSTANDING TRANS-MEDIA SPORTS COVERAGE

2015 NCAA March Madness                                                                      tbs/TNT/truTV
          Final Four TeamStream

2015 NCAA March Madness Live                                                               NCAA.com

 

2015 PGA Championship Live                                                                         PGA.com

 

2016 College Football Playoff National Championship              ESPN/ESPN3
       Megacast                                                                                      ESPNU/ESPN Goal Line

Super Bowl 50                                                                                      CBS/CBSSports.com

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                     OUTSTANDING DIGITAL INNOVATION

A Royal Reality                                                                                             FOXSports.com

 

Army-Navy in 360                                                                                                                 CBS                                                                                                                                                     [IM360]

ESPN on Snapchat Discover                                                                                          ESPN

 

NFL App on XBox One                                                                        NFL Digital Media
                                                                                                                [NFL Media/Microsoft]

WBA Middleweight World Championship – Jacobs vs. Quillin                Showtime
               360/Virtual Reality                                                                           [SubVRsive]

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                    OUTSTANDING SOCIAL TV EXPERIENCE

100,000 Cameras: Talladega                                                                    FOX Sports 1
                                                                                                                      [NASCAR Productions]

30 for 30                                                                                                                                   ESPN         I Hate Christian Laettner                                                                                    [ESPN Films]

Garbage Time With Katie Nolan                                              FS1/FOXSports.com

 

NFL Network Studio Shows                                                                            NFL Network
     Social Media Integration

The 141st Kentucky Derby                                                                                               NBC
          Social TV Experience

* 

                    OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO HOST

  James Brown                                                                      CBS/SHOWTIME/NFL NETWORK

  Bob Costas                                                                          NBC

Ernie Johnson                                                                     TBS/TNT/truTV/CBS/NBATV

Hannah Storm                                                                     ESPN

Scott Van Pelt                                                                     ESPN 

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        OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – PLAY-BY-PLAY

Kenny Albert                                                                      FOX/FS1/NBCSN

Marv Albert                                                                         tbs/TNT/truTV/CBS/NBC

Kevin Burkhardt                                                                 FOX

Mike Emrick                                                                        NBC/NBCSN

Al Michaels                                                                         NBC

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         OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO ANALYST

Jay Bilas                                                                             ESPN

Al Leiter                                                                              MLB Network

Brandon Marshall                                                              Showtime

Harold Reynolds                                                                MLB Network

Bill Ripken                                                                          MLB Network

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      OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS EVENT ANALYST

Cris Collinsworth                                                               NBC

Jon Gruden                                                                        ESPN

Kirk Herbstreit                                                                   ABC/ESPN

Bill Raftery                                                                         tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV

Jeff Van Gundy                                                                  ABC

 

         OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS REPORTER

Tom Rinaldi                                                                        ESPN

Ken Rosenthal                                                                   FOX/FS1/FOXSports.com

Michele Tafoya                                                                   NBC

Tom Verducci                                                                     MLB Network

Tracy Wolfson                                                                    tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV/NFL Network 

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                    OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE

2015 US Open                                                                                                        ESPN/ESPN2

 

ESPN Monday Night Football                                                                                       ESPN

 

Sunday Night Football                                                                                                       NBC

 

Super Bowl 50                                                                                                                         CBS

 

USGA on FOX: U.S. Open                                                                                       FOX/FS1

  *

 

                        OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO

College GameDay                                                                                                           ESPN
          Football

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015                                     FOX/FS1/FOXSports.com

 

MLB Tonight                                                                                                          MLB Network

 

SportsCenter                                                                                      ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNews

 

Super Bowl 50                                                                                                       NFL Network

*

 

                                OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK

E: 60                                                                                                                                             ABC
          First in Flight

Hard Knocks                                                                                                                           HBO
          Training Camp with the Houston Texans                                                         [NFL Films]

Jeremy Jones’ Higher                                                                        Outside Television
                                                                                                                   [Teton Gravity Research]

The Triple Crown                                                                                                                   NBC

 

Thursday Night Football Presents…                                                CBS/NFL Network

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                      OUTSTANDING EDITING – SHORT FORM

2015 Indianapolis 500                                                                                                      ABC
          Tease

2015 Jimmy V Classic                                                                                                     ESPN
          Opening Tease

FOX Sports Live                                                                                                                        FS1
          Between the Lines

FOX Sports Live                                                                                            FOXSports.com
          Changing Lanes – The Siphiwe Baleka Story

Golf Channel Live Tournaments                                                             Golf Channel
          2015 Tournament Teases 

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                      OUTSTANDING EDITING – LONG FORM

30 for 30                                                                                                           Grantland.com
          Sole Man                                                                                                  [ESPN Films]

30 for 30 Shorts                                                                                               ESPN
          Every Day                                                                                                 [ESPN Films]

FOX Sports Live                                                                                                                        FS1
          Mr. 900: The Bill Fong Story

Hard Knocks                                                                                                     HBO
          Training Camp with the Houston Texans                                               [NFL Films]

Mayweather/Pacquiao: At Last                                                                       HBO

 *

 

 

               THE DICK SCHAAP OUTSTANDING WRITING AWARD

E: 60                                                                                               ESPN2
          The Family Business

EPIX Presents: Road to the NHL Winter Classic                       EPIX
                                                                                                         [Ross Greenburg Productions]

FOX Sports Live                                                                           FS1
          Mr. 900: The Bill Fong Story

Mayweather/Pacquiao: At Last                                                                                   HBO

 

The 2015 Open Championship                                                                                  ESPN

 

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                       OUTSTANDING MUSIC INTERPRETATION

2015 NBA All Star Game on TNT                                                                                    TNT
          Made Men “Power”

30 for 30                                                                                                                                   ESPN
          Of Miracles and Men                                                                     [ESPN Films/Hock Film]

FOX Sports Live                                                                                                                        FS1
          Mr. 900: The Bill Fong Story

Hard Knocks                                                                                                                           HBO
          Training Camp with the Houston Texans                                                         [NFL Films]

Kareem: Minority of One                                                                                                HBO

 

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                    OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT AUDIO/SOUND

MLB on FOX                                                                                                   FOX/FS1

 

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                           FOX/FS1

 

NASCAR on NBC                                                                                           NBC/NBCSN

 

NFL on FOX                                                                                                    FOX

 

USGA on FOX: U.S. Open                                                                             FOX/FS1

 

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              OUTSTANDING POST-PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND

100,000 Cameras: Talladega                                                                FS1
                                                                                                                  [NASCAR Productions]

2015 Indianapolis 500                                                                           ABC
          Tease

Hard Knocks                                                                                          HBO
          Training Camp with the Houston Texans                                    [NFL Films]

Inside the NFL                                                                                       Showtime
          Sounds of the Year                                                                       [CBS Sports / NFL Films]

The Timeline                                                                                         NFL Network
          America’s Game & The Iran Hostage Crisis        [NFL Films/Smokehouse Pictures]

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                           OUTSTANDING LIVE GRAPHIC DESIGN

2015 NBA All-Star Weekend                                                                                            TNT

 

ESPN College Football                                                                         ESPN/ABC/ESPN2

 

ESPN Monday Night Football                                                                                       ESPN

 

NASCAR on NBC                                                                                                 NBC/NBCSN

 

Super Bowl 50                                                                                                                         CBS

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OUTSTANDING POST-PRODUCED GRAPHIC DESIGN

2015 Heisman Trophy Presentation                                                      ESPN

 

Baseball Tonight                                                                                     ESPN
          John Kruk #NotPictured

MLB Central                                                                                             MLB Network

 

ESPN Monday Night Football                                                                ESPN
          Enhanced Content Graphics

NHL Tonight                                                                                            NHL Network
          Open

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          OUTSTANDING STUDIO DESIGN/ART DIRECTION

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015                                     FOX/FS1/FOXSports.com
          Vancouver Set

Football Night in America                                                                                              NBC

 

Inside the NBA on TNT                                                                                                          TNT
          Studio J

MLB Network                                                                                                        MLB Network
          Studio 21

SportsCenter                                                                                                                          ESPN
          SVP Studio X

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OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION

2015 NBA All Star Game on TNT                                                                                    TNT
          Made Men

2015 Special Olympics World Games                                                                  ESPN
          SC Featured – Smile

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015                                     FOX/FS1/FOXSports.com
          USA 360 Shoot

MLB Network Divisional Playoffs                                                              MLB Network
          Little Big Men

Super Bowl 50                                                                                                                         CBS
          Dream On

        THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2015 NCAA March Madness                                                                tbs/TNT/TRUTV/CBS
          NCAA RailCam

2016 College Football Playoff National                                               ESPN

Championship/ESPN Monday Night Football
          ESPN Pylon Cam

MLB Network Showcase                                                                      MLB Network
          Statcast Powered by Amazon Web Services                             [MLB Advanced Media]

  Super Bowl 50                                                                                       CBS
          EyeVision 360

USGA on FOX: U.S. Open                                                                     FOX/FS1
          FOX Sports Rangefinder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   *

             OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015                                                                          FOX/FS1
          It’s Not Over

NASCAR on NBC                                                                                                                   NBC
          America, Start Your Engines

NBC Sports                                                                                                                          NBCSN
          Fan for Life

SportsCenter                                                                                                                          ESPN
          This Is SportsCenter                                                                            [Weiden & Kennedy]

UFC 193 Revolution                                                                                                   YouTube
          Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm                                                                                       [UFC]

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            OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS COVERAGE IN SPANISH

CONCACAF Cup Final                                                Univision/Univision Deportes
          USA vs Mexico

CONCACAF Gold Cup                                                Univision/Univision Deportes
          Jamaica vs Mexico

FIFA Women’s World Cup Final                                     Telemundo/NBCUniverso
          USA vs Japan

Rumbo Al Mundial                                                              Telemundo/NBC Universo
          Honduras vs. Mexico

UEFA Champions League Final                                                              FOX Deportes
          Juventus vs. Barcelona                                                                                                            

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                   OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW IN SPANISH

Béisbol Esta Noche                                                                                      ESPN Deportes

 

FOX Deportes En Vivo                                                                                 FOX Deportes

 

Nación ESPN                                                                                                     ESPN Deportes

 

SportsCenter Deportes                                                                                ESPN Deportes

 

Titulares Telemundo                                                                                           Telemundo

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                   OUTSTANDING ON-AIR TALENT IN SPANISH

David Faitelson                                                                                               ESPN Deportes

Ernesto Jerez                                                                                                    ESPN Deportes

Jessi Losada                                                                                                      FOX Deportes

Adriana Monsalve                                                                               Univision Deportes

Sammy Sadovnik                                                                 Telemundo/NBC Universo